The life of a long haul trucker can be wonderful, thrilling, difficult, lonely, and so on. Many will tell you that being a trucker is definitely a big change in lifestyle. Family and friends become people you rarely see, most of your time is spent on the road, the scenery is always changing, and hardships are unavoidable.
The lifestyle of a long haul trucker may be difficult at first but as a person gets used to this lifestyle, it usually turns out for the better. However, the job still has its ups and downs at times. Let’s take a look at some these in terms of the actual job and the lifestyle itself.
The job has its sets of ups and downs. Some of the positive aspects of the job include pay, not being restricted to a certain work area, not having a boss over your head, being able to see different parts of the country, and a few others. Some of the downsides of being a long haul trucker includes doing a dangerous job, working for a company that doesn’t care about the welfare of it’s drivers, being on the road all the time and alone, and not being able to plan ahead that well.
Some of the good things about living the life as a trucker includes being able to travel and experience new things, meeting new people, and being able to enjoy good food. Now there are quite a few bad things in regards to the lifestyle of a trucker. The most common things are developing bad habits, being stressed and sleep deprived, being lonely, relying on truck stops for mostly everything, being away from friends and family for long periods of time, and more.
The job itself and the heavy responsibility it carries along with living the lifestyle of a long haul trucker can be a bit much for most people. The job requires sacrifice in most situations and many people choose not go that route. However, people need these truckers. Without them, the stuff that we use everyday wouldn’t be attainable.
Some people look down on long haul truck drivers or truck drivers in general or see them as an annoyance on the road but if they had a glimpse of what these people have to go through, they are most likely to change their opinion about them. These truckers do and put up with what most other people couldn’t do or put up with. Even though their life may be hectic they still give it their all and make the best of it.